Poster awards ENCALS meeting 2017

23 May 2017

Many young PhD students and post docs presented their research at the ENCALS meeting 18-20 May 2017 in Ljubljana. The aim of the ENCALS meeting is to allow young researchers for exchange of ideas with peers and with top international investigators. Two poster sessions provided ample opportunity to share new ideas and discuss the exciting developments in the field. Every year the ENCALS award committee selects the best posters with a PhD student as first author for the ENCALS PhD student poster award.

Prof. dr. Ammar Al-Chalabi congratulated the winners with the ENCALS PhD student Poster Award. Awardee Petra Prunk


The PhD student poster award winners of the ENCALS meeting 2017 are:

  • Ana Štublar & Petra Prunk – University of Ljubljana,
    Slovenia – Slovenian version of the Edinburgh
    Cognitive and Behavioural ALS Screen (ECAS).
    View poster
  • Katarzyna Ciecwierska – Medical University of
    Warsaw, Poland – Does wellbeing of patients with
    amyotrophic lateral sclerosis depend on their
    population of origin?
    View abstract
  • Ceren Tunca – Suna and Inan Kirac Foundation,
    Turkey – ALS in Turkey: Recent insights from genetic studies.
    View poster
  • Julia Japtok – Universitätsklinikum Dresden,
    Germany – Modeling FUS-ALS hallmark neuropathology
    using patient-specific iPSCs and iPSC-derived cortical neurons.
    View poster

    Awardee Elaheh Ekhtiari Bidhendi

    Awardee Jik Nijssen

  • Jik Nijssen- Karolinska institutet, Sweden  –
    Axonal transcriptome of stem cell-derived motor
    neurons in health and ALS
    View poster
  • Elaheh Ekhtiari Bidhendi – Umea University Sweden –
    Mutant superoxide dismutase aggregates from human
    ALS spinal cord transmit templated aggregation and
    fatal ALS disease in mice
    View abstract

Prof. dr. Ammar Al-Chalabi, chair of the award committee congratulated the awardees with their achievement.



[Photo by Boštjan Kastelic]

Photo album ENCALS meeting Ljubljana 2017